Mr Richard Kimel > Aird & Berlis LLP > Toronto, Canada > Lawyer Profile

Aird & Berlis LLP
BROOKFIELD PLACE
181 BAY STREET, SUITE 1800
TORONTO, ONTARIO M5J 2T9
Canada

Work Department

Capital Markets, Corporate/Commercial, M&A, Cannabis 

Position

Richard is a member of the firm’s Capital Markets, Corporate/Commercial and Mergers & Acquisitions/Private Equity Groups. He is the Founder and Chair of the Aird & Berlis Capital Pool Company/Reverse Takeover Group as well as the Founder and co-Chair of the Cannabis Group. Richard is also a member of the firm’s Executive Committee. 

Career

Richard has extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions (cross-border and domestic) of both public and private corporations, public offerings (both initial and secondary), private placement financings (including debt and equity offerings), the formation and completion of qualifying transactions for companies established under the TSX Venture Exchange Capital Pool Company (CPC) Program, corporate governance and ongoing general corporate and commercial activities.

Richard advises a wide range of domestic and international clients with a particular focus on the United States, South America, Europe and Africa. He acts as corporate counsel for numerous companies listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange and the TSX Venture Exchange. In addition, Richard serves as a director or officer for a number of his publicly-listed clients.

Memberships

Canadian Venture Capital & Private Equity Association (CVCA)

Education

LLB, University of Toronto, 1995
Honours Business Administration, Ivey Business School, University of Western Ontario, 1989

Lawyer Rankings

Canada > Cannabis

Aird & Berlis LLP has a track record acting for early-stage companies, with expertise in corporate finance and in taking companies public. Capital markets group co-chair Sherri Altshuler jointly chairs the cannabis practice with Richard Kimel.